A few weeks ago, Katie Anne picked out what she wanted to be for Halloween. We went to the Simplicity pattern web site, and we checked out all the toddler/little girls' costumes. I was strongly pushing for this Dorothy pattern, because I thought it would be so cute for Ginger to be Toto. However, Katie Anne had other ideas. She wanted to be Snow White, and this was fine with me. Snow White is totally cute, and Katie Anne has a very Snow White vibe with her little dark-haired bob. So, Snow White she shall be!Then, I wanted to make family costumes for the rest of us. Saunders and I usually dress up for Halloween. We've got a few Halloween parties to go to, and I'm planning on having a Halloween party here. So, I thought it would be fun for all of us to dress up. Immediately, when KA picked Snow White, I thought Saunders and I could be two dwarves. Dwarves would be easy to make and should be pretty comfortable, too.
Well, Katie Anne did not like the look of the Dwarves. She said, "Mommy, they short. They old. They little. They has beards. You and Daddy do not need to be dwarves." So, I asked who she thought we should be ... and she said, "Daddy can be Prince Charming, and you can be the queen." I told Katie Anne that the queen is actually The Wicked Queen, and she is a bad guy (or girl... but in Katie Anne's world, all bad people are "bad guys"). Wouldn't she rather me be a nice, sweet, comfy dwarf? No. She said, "Mommy, she is bad, but she is pretty." Truer words have never been spoken... so, the Wicked Queen I will be!
Now, I am not going to be an exact replica of The Wicked Queen, for several reasons. First of all, that is a very complicated outfit with the dress, robe, bell sleeves, etc. Secondly, that will be way too hot in Georgia in October. Thirdly, there is no pattern, and I think that would be a lot of work to figure out how to make it. So, I am modifying the costume a bit. I'm actually using the pattern for the Queen of Hearts from Alice and Wonderland because it has the stand-up collar, dress, and jacket. I'll just make it in the appropriate colors. Also, I don't think I'm going to do that tight black hood around my head ... too claustrophobic.
For Prince Charming, there is no pattern, but I shouldn't have too much trouble with it. Saunders will only take this so far, so she's not wearing the tights, boots, or puffy pirate shirt. He'll just wear a white dress shirt and gray dress pants. Then, I'll make him a blue and gold vest and red cape ... if he is still into it when I get everything else made!
Wish me luck!